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Ruin Garden at Pittsburgh’s Mattress Factory – a Must-See? by Susan Harris

11 hours agoHobbies / Gardening : Garden Rant

From my recent stay in Pittsburgh I’ve shown you Randyland, which writer/adventurers Susan Reimer,  Ginny Smith,   Carrie Engel and I stumbled upon while playing hooky from hotel conference rooms. We were on our way to another destination,...Show More Summary

“Winged Warnings” Sounds the Avian Alarm

When birds go from Least Concern to Near-Threatened to Vulnerable to Endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature...

The Elwha is Free!

6 days agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

The final blast of Glines Canyon Dam, the Elwha is Free from John Gussman on Vimeo. With this final blast, the last remaining section of the upper dam is gone and the river is truly running free again for the first time in 100 years...

Ames NeverLeak™ Hose Reels: A Review

Since I discovered Ames Tools earlier this year and got to see firsthand how some of them are made and what the company's philosophies are towards their products and their customers, I've become a big fan. I have to tell you when they first contacted me about trying out some of their products, I was hesitant. Show More Summary

Revelation

This story takes place on a summer trip to Norway and depicts the inner meaning of fishing.Film & Edit: Philip Grönmo Music: Hollow Talk - Choir of Young Believers Stay with me (Japan Bootleg) - Sam Smith

Ball So Hard

Tom Brookens, 1989 Donruss NOTE: Don't ask me about the stain because I don't know TOM BROOKENSWATCH THE THRONE "BALL SO HARD WANNA FINE ME"LET'S CHECK THE HIGHLIGHTS Y'ALL Idled during '84 pennant stretch for Tigers due to pulledShow More Summary

What We’re Reading This Week

It’s Friday and that means it’s time to share stories and tech that we’ve been reading, thinking about, and passing round within the Singularity Hub team this week: Omote: Real-time Face Tracking and Projection Mapping | Vimeo “Project Omote is a collaboration between Japanese projection mapping specialist Nobumichi Asai, makeup artist Hiroto Kuwahara and French […]

The only thing as hard as catching a permit on fly has been finding a copy of this film...

2 weeks agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Fly fishing for permit is a religion. It's about being in the moment and connecting with something natural, spiritual, and surreal all at once. It's about the process and letting go. It's the instant the fish eats the fly. It's the closest thing to enlightenment you'll ever get. It's SATORI! Now available via Vimeo on Demand.

Thousand-Robot Swarm Hints at Future Car, Drone, Even Nanobot Collectives

When you think nanorobot, you don’t think just one. Or ten. You think millions or billions. Huge swarms of nanobots may work in concert with each other to accomplish tasks on tiny scales, perhaps in the human body, or more radically, to form larger robots, each nanobot functioning like a mechanical cell […]

We Justify Human Suffering Because We’ve Never Had a Choice in the Matter

Buddha believed the way to end human suffering was the regular practice of meditation and introspection. But Buddha didn’t have biotech. If our suffering stems from biological and genetic factors and a cocktail of bodily substances indifferently playing havoc with our moods—why couldn’t we tweak our biology to favor pleasure over […]

This Week’s Awesome Stories from Around the Web

Since last week’s reading list was well received, we’re serving up another round of the most intriguing articles in science and technology this week. And if you see one that we missed, feel free to add them in the comments. Siri’s Inventors Are Building a Radical New AI That Does Anything […]

The Sex Lives of Chess Pieces

Who knew that chess pieces had secret sex lives? Adult Swim. Chess Mating from Rubber House on Vimeo.

The Grass Arena

My grandmother was tall, six feet tall. The only trouble was she never reached that height when I was a child: she'd bent into an upside-down L-shape.I read The Grass Arena in Aberystwyth, quite by chance: it was available in the Oxfam...Show More Summary

Eavesdrop on Conversations Using a Bag of Chips with MIT’s ‘Visual Microphone’

MIT’s ‘visual microphone’ is the kind of tool you’d expect Q to develop for James Bond, or to be used by nefarious government snoops listening in on Jason Bourne. It’s like these things except for one crucial thing—this is the real deal. Describing their work in a paper, researchers led […]

All about alcids: Extravagant divers of northern oceans

Across the world’s northern oceans, 24 species of auklets, murres, puffins, guillemots, and related seabirds make a living catching food...

Short Film “The Trail’s End” Entices with Bonnie-and-Clyde Android Couple

For nearly a century, filmmakers have explored the convergence of humans and machines in the form of androids. Whether as soulless servants or heartless killbots, movies often depict a future full of androids wrought with perilous pathways that will require all human ingenuity to avoid. Show More Summary

911 gives advice….

Telling a woman whose house is being burglarized to "put the gun down." I like her response: I'll put the gun down when I see the police."...

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